Michael S. Miller - Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA

Michael S. Miller

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 614-441-8553

Mr. Miller's law practice focuses primarily on appeals. He has appeared before the Ohio Supreme Court in cases such as Schaefer v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1996); Stinson v. England (1994); Ramage v. Central Ohio Emergency Serv., Inc. (1992); and Fyffe v. Jeno's Inc. (1991); and as amicus curiae for the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers in several major court cases dating back to 1991. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

A native of Cincinnati, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1981 with high honors in political science and was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mike then graduated summa cum laude in 1984 from The Ohio State University College of Law, was made member of The Order of the Coif, and was the Issue Planning Editor for the Ohio State Law Journal.

Mr. Miller has been ultra-active in professional organizations, including serving as a trustee for the Ohio Association for Justice (formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers), and as editor of its two publications, Ohio Trial and Advisory, for over ten years. The Ohio Association for Justice has recognized his efforts by awarding him the Academie Amicus Curiae Award in 1994, and the Distinguished Service Award five times, in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2005. Mike is also committed to the Central Ohio Association for justice (formerly the Franklin County Trial lawyers), and served as its president in 2004-2005.

Recent Data

  • Mike recently successfully defended on appeal a default judgment in excess of $1,000,000 against a major insurance company.


Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 1984
    • Honors: Member, The Order of the Coif
    • Law Journal: Ohio State Law Journal, Issue Planning Editor
  • University of Cincinnati
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1981
    • Honors: With High honors
    • Honors: Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Ohio Trial and Advisory, Editor

Honors and Awards

  • Academie Amicus Curiae Award, 1994 - Present
  • Distinguished Service Award Five Times, 1997 - 2005
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Ohio Association for Justice (Formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • The Central Ohio Association for Justice (Formerly the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association)
  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Columbus Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice (formerly the Franklin County Trial lawyers), President, 2004 - 2005


  • Phi Beta Kappa

Additional Information

Ohio Supreme Court Cases

Lane v. Grange Mutual Insurance Company (1989), 45 Ohio St. 3d 63; Fyffe v. Jeno's Inc. (1991), 59 Ohio St. 3d 115; Morris v. Savoy (1991), 61 Ohio St. 3d 684; Skaggs v. Lima Memorial Hospital (1991), 62 Ohio St. 3d 296; Ramage v. Central Ohio Emergency Serv., Inc. (1992), 64 Ohio St. 3d 97; Clark v. Southview Hosp. & Family Health Ctr. (1994), 68 Ohio St. 3d 365; Stinson v. England (1994), 69 Ohio St. 3d 451; Pond v. Leslein (1995), 72 Ohio St. 3d 50; Duckworth v. Creative Interglobal (1995), 74 Ohio St. 3d 12; Schaefer v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1996), 76 Ohio St. 3d 553; Morgan v. Fairfield Family Counseling Ctr. (1997), 77 Ohio St. 3d 284673 N.E.2d 1311; Kocel v. Farmers Ins. (1997), 79 Ohio St. 3d 1235; Burger v. City of Cleveland Heights (1999), 87 Ohio St. 3d 188; Mossing v. State Farm Ins. Co. (2000), 87 Ohio St. 3d 1240; Fulmer v. Insura Prop. & Cas. Co. (2002), 94 Ohio St. 3d 85; Dardinger v. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield (2003), 98 Ohio St. 3d 77; Fairchilds v. Miami Valley Hosp (2006), 109 Ohio St. 3d 1229; LeRoy v. Allen, Yurasek & Merklin (2007), 114 Ohio St. 3d 323; Arbino v. Johnson & Johnson (2007), 116 Ohio St. 3d 468; Shoemaker v. Gindlesberger (2008), 118 Ohio St. 3d 226; Wilborn v. Bank One Corp.(2009), 121 Ohio St. 3d 546; HomEq Servicing Corp. v. Schwamberger (2009), 122 Ohio St. 3d 80.

University of CincinnatiBA 1981The Ohio State UniversityJ.D. 1984
Ohio Sate Bar AssociationColumbus Bar AssociationOhio Association for JusticeCentral Ohio Association for JusticeAmerican Association for JusticeAmerican Bar Association

Office Location

300 East Broad Street, Suite 190
Columbus, OH 43215
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
Michael S. Miller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!


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Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs